Copper Foil and Navy Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Ooooh, copper and navy is just SUCH a great combination! These copper foil and navy calligraphy wedding invitations from the ladies of Fourteen-Forty strike a beautiful balance between traditional and modern design. And I love all the extra details, including the gorgeous envelope calligraphy, a wax seal closure, copper foil edging, and a whimsical copper foil envelope liner!

Copper Foil and Navy Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Fourteen-Forty / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From Patricia, Creative Director at Fourteen-Forty: From their very first meeting with us, it was clear that Danielle and Daniel care very much about design, which was music to our ears. Their wedding would be a classic, elegant, but modern affair, and this tension between the more traditional and the modern, the orderly and the chaotic, would shape their entire wedding invitation suite.

Copper Foil and Navy Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Fourteen-Forty / Oh So Beautiful Paper

For their invitations, they knew that they wanted to incorporate calligraphy for its uniqueness and hand-drawn, timeless quality. But in keeping with their black tie wedding, the rest of the design needed to be formal and classic, which turned out to be a great combination. For instance, their envelope liner was an area we really had fun with, incorporating haphazardly placed dots to form a very modern splash of color.

Copper Foil and Navy Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Fourteen-Forty / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Then, bringing all these pieces together was their beautiful wax seal, a nod to their special day as well as the time-old tradition of wax sealing. All of the assembly was done by hand in our studio, so each invitation going out was unique in the natural variations that occur with something like wax sealing by hand, as well as with letterpress printing and calligraphy.

Copper Foil and Navy Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Fourteen-Forty / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Copper Foil and Navy Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Fourteen-Forty / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Color also played a very important role. Danielle and Daniel wanted to go bold, and the copper and navy blue are stunning together. Going with foil printing was a great choice – the subtle glimmer on the invitations and the envelopes really added a lovely bit of glamour, as did the beautiful copper foil edging on each invitation. Their accommodation and events card used elements of the liner and I love how we decided to alternate the paper color to tie in with the envelopes!

Copper Foil and Navy Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Fourteen-Forty / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Patricia!

Design: Fourteen-Forty

Calligraphy: Papersoul

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Photo Credits: Fourteen-Forty

Green and White Nature-Inspired Wedding Invitations

I’m (obviously) a big fan of pink, but I feel like green is kind of having a moment right now – especially this gorgeous shade of deep emerald green! And emerald green looks just completely incredible when paired with crisp white and elegant gold! Inspired by Douglas Fir trees in the Pacific Northwest, these elegant and earthy green and white nature-inspired wedding invitations from Laura of Tuktu Paper Co. feature emerald green letterpress printed text with a blind (no ink) impression pattern of Douglas Fir trees and gold envelope liners. A gold wax seal serves as the perfect finishing touch!

Green and White Nature-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Tuktu Paper Co. / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From LauraI love emulating the beauty of the Pacific Northwest into wedding invitations that I create for couples getting married on Vancouver Island, and this particular suite was no exception. This small, intimate wedding is being held on a beach in Tofino, British Columbia, and the couple’s only guidance was for the design to have two Douglas Fir trees – and that they both love gold and green.

Green and White Nature-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Tuktu Paper Co. / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Using extra thick Crane cotton paper to provide a deep blind impression for the Douglas Fir trees gives the invitations a beautiful, tangible quality. I wanted to match the green with a deep gold for an elegant and earthy design. We used hand-dyed gold paper for the envelope liners and a hint of green in the gold wax seal to bring everything together in a thoughtful way.

Green and White Nature-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Tuktu Paper Co. / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Green and White Nature-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Tuktu Paper Co. / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Laura!

Design: Tuktu Paper Co.

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Photo Credits: Christine Pienaar Photography

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

These modern black, white, and gold foil wedding invitations by Meghan of And Here We Are are just seriously so awesome. I love the combination of modern sans serif type with hand lettering and illustration used throughout the invitation suite, not to mention the crisp black text with gold foil. But the patterned wrap with hand painted brush patterns under a translucent envelope? That might just be the coolest thing ever!

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From Meghan: We pulled out all the stops for the invitations to Lauren and Ben’s hip NYC wedding at the Foundry in Long Island City, Queens. Our direction was “modern, black, white, and gold,” so we paired condensed sans serif type with hand-brushed patterns and illustrations. For the invitation, we combined letterpress with gold foil on double-thick Savoy in bright white. The RSVP became a true postcard, printed onto glossy stock to stand apart from the letterpress pieces; this also allowed the clients to create two different cards for recipients invited to different pre- and post-wedding events.

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

We had the idea to create a patterned wrap enclosed in a translucent envelope instead of a simple envelope liner, which gave the overall package a really modern feel. Inspired by our brush pattern notecards, we created a diagonal wrap of mixed hand-painted patterns, folded diagonally around the invitation.

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The day-of paper goods included a plethora of items as well. We created menus, die cut escort cards, custom placemats, and used their “logo” on things like tote bags, and matchbooks.

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Modern Black, White, and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Meghan!

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Photo Credits: 1 – 5 And Here We Are; 6 – 9 Amber Gress

Preppy and Nautical Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Nautical weddings and gold foil were just MADE for each other. I mean, navy blue with gold foil and stripes? Perfection. These gorgeous preppy and nautical gold foil wedding invitations come to us from Samantha and Whitney of Gus & Ruby Letterpress. In addition to the shiny gold foil – including gold foil edging! – these invitations feature gorgeous letterpress printed text, a striped belly band, custom wax seal, and a vintage nautical chart envelope liner. Just gorgeous!

Preppy and Nautical Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Photo by Brea McDonald Photography / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From Samantha and Whitney: This custom suite was designed for a lovely couple’s wedding held on the beautiful coast of Maine. The bride and groom wanted the invitation suite to reflect the classic, New England preppy and nautical feel of their event. We paired a beautiful flourished script with a traditional roman font to keep the look clean and classic. A classic, crisp palette of navy, metallic gold and white, along with nautical graphics (a sand dollar) and stripes, set the tone for their seaside event.

Preppy and Nautical Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Photo by Brea McDonald Photography / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Preppy and Nautical Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Photo by Brea McDonald Photography / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The elegant type-set invitation was printed on double-thick 100% cotton and featured gold foil edging to give an extra pop of glam! All of the invitation pieces were wrapped in a flat printed preppy nautical stripe belly band and then tied with gold twine and finished with a custom wax seal. A fun navy outer envelope and custom envelope liner featuring a vintage nautical chart of Kennebunkport, ME completed the suite. As always, the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.

Preppy and Nautical Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Photo by Brea McDonald Photography / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Preppy and Nautical Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Photo by Brea McDonald Photography / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Preppy and Nautical Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Photo by Brea McDonald Photography / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Preppy and Nautical Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Photo by Brea McDonald Photography / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks so much Sam and Whit!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress

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Photo Credits: Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Tropical Hawaiian Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

I’m still in love with the tropical foliage trend, and what could possibly be a more perfect application of this gorgeous motif than invitations for a wedding in Hawaii?? Anna from Cast Calligraphy created these tropical Hawaiian calligraphy wedding invitations for a sophisticated and modern wedding in Kauai. I’m absolutely loving the delicate letterpress printed palm leaf pattern on the invitation – and of course Anna’s gorgeous calligraphy throughout the suite!

Tropical Hawaiian Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Cast Calligraphy /  Photo by Orange Photographie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From AnnaWhen Portia and Daniel mentioned their wedding was in Kauai I was immediately brainstorming ideas for their tropical invitation. I had been vacationing there for years and knew the character of the island. I also knew that Portia and Daniel were looking for a sophisticated and modern invitation suite, with simple imagery and clean lines.

Tropical Hawaiian Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Cast Calligraphy /  Photo by Orange Photographie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

We landed on a neutral color palette with hints of yellow and green. The invitations, printed by Birdwalk Press, were letterpress printed lightly with the palm tree leaves in a light buttery yellow color and with the custom calligraphed text on top. The rsvp card was printed digitally on a matching pearl white paper, with a vintage pineapple image to pay homage to the island’s local treasured fruit.

Tropical Hawaiian Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Cast Calligraphy /  Photo by Orange Photographie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The envelopes matched perfectly and were calligraphed in white ink and addressed to their list of close family and friends. A rubber stamp was made to stamp the return address in white and a custom liner of a banana leaf detail was assembled inside (not shown). I was thrilled with the result and lived vicariously through the bride and groom during their romantic tropical getaway. Congrats Portia and Daniel!

Tropical Hawaiian Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Cast Calligraphy /  Photo by Orange Photographie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Anna!

Design and Calligraphy: Cast Calligraphy

Letterpress Printing: Birdwalk Press

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Photo Credits: Orange Photographie